The sea water of Cancale, Brittany, France
Seawater does not remain in one position. Tidal and
oceanic currents move great masses of it around the world.
As a result, the amounts of trace elements and minerals
are not constant and depend on factors such as
geographical location, volcanic activity, pollution, etc.
Twice a day, every 6 hours the sea at Cancale, east of
Saint Malo in the coast of Brittany, France, is
transformed by a glorious force; the beach and the rocks
are covered and uncovered by the huge waves. The tides
occur every day but there is something particularly
special about the Emerald Coast as it has one of the best
known tidal ranges in the world. In fact, the tides at the
Emerald Coast are considered a unique phenomenon!
The bay of Cancale, together with that of Saint Malo can
pride themselves to have one of the greatest Spring tides
in Europe, thanks to its geographical position. When the
Atlantic Ocean is caught in the bottleneck of the English
Channel, the sea waves rush through very quickly and at an
extremely great force.
DID YOU KNOW: The tidal range at Cancale and Saint Malo is on average more than 12 meters!!!
These phenomenal tides constitute sea water of guaranteed
quality, which is closely monitored by the French Water
Authorities and satisfying the standards imposed by the
French Ministry of Health. The water with its constituents
is constantly renewed and is thus unquestionably clean.
DID YOU KNOW:
The sea at the cost of Brittany is renowned for its prime-quality, deep-sea cultivation of mollusks (oysters & clams)!!!